Resorts & Spas in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill
A trip to the spa – there are few better ways to unwind after a tiring day of adventure in the urban jungle. Whether you want to escape for the afternoon or the weekend, by yourself or with your significant other, the Triangle’s myriad resorts and spas will help you get those knots eased and your spirits lifted.
Escape to Fearrington Village eight miles south of Chapel Hill in Pittsboro. It’s a quaint English-style community with first-rate amenities, dining options and accommodations. This is where you’ll find the Spa at Fearrington, which extends across 4,000 sq. ft. and is known for its unique brand of casual luxury. There’s also a spa boutique, Haven.
The highly rated The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary is ideal for those seeking the ultimate in luxurious pampering. This day spa has a relaxing outdoor meditation courtyard, an aromatic sauna and steam room, a whirlpool tub, and more. Another plus is its location – the 150-room luxury hotel is situated right beside a three-acre lake.
The Retreat at Brightleaf in Durham has already built a loyal following and is well-known for its wide range of physical wellness and skincare services, ranging from facials and therapeutic massage to acupuncture. If you’re in the Chapel Hill area, check out the Flawless Day Spa, which has consistently gotten rave reviews from other spa-goers. Looking for something in the Raleigh area? Blue Water Spa has been named the Best Medical Spa in America, not just once but thrice. They provide a full range of aesthetic services.
If you have time or if you’re planning on a longer escape, then you may want to head up to the mountains. Check out Old Edwards Inn and Spa, a retreat reminiscent of an old European manor house, which is tucked away in the Highlands. Also up here in the Blue Ridge Mountains are Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock and Lakeview at Fontana in Swain Country.